Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service


Pesach Campaign

We are all feeling at this time a sense of isolation but for some, the feeling of isolation and loneliness is ongoing and simply too hard to cope with.

When the time comes that we lose a partner, a parent, a grandparent, a sibling, a child or a friend, it is vital that we have the right support system around us; it is in some cases lifesaving that we have where to turn, to know that we are not alone in dealing with our loss.

It is hard to imagine the unbearable pain of losing a loved one. Those who have experienced this kind of loss often describe it as a terrible emptiness, like a piece of themselves is missing and can never be replaced.

JBCS exists to give people the ability to carry on living.

The Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service is committed to ensuring that professional, skilled and confidential bereavement counselling is available to everyone who needs it in the Jewish Community.

JBCS supports individuals and families when they face a loss. We continuously need to train additional counsellors to help them better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

Our vision is for all people to have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child or adult grieves. Our mission is to ensure the accessibility of high-quality child and adult bereavement support and provide information to all families from a Jewish perspective.

Since 1982 JBCS has been helping people to rebuild their lives after bereavement. This Pesach we invite you to join us and be part of our journey, rebuilding lives together and helping people cope with their loss.

We need to raise £100,000 to continue and be there for even more people calling on our councillors, and we know that just like the people that turn to us, we have where to turn, that we are not alone in our mission – that you are with us.

Thank you and stay safe,

Keith Simons MBE Chairman

Donations of all sizes are very much welcomed and valued.

We would like to thank all those who have supported JBCS, ensuring that we can provide this vital service.

“We trip over grief just when we thought we had it contained, figured out, put away, managed. We become adept at carrying it, stuffing it, hiding it places. It leaks from our eyes when we least expect it. We sob in the shower, the car, on the bathroom floor. We dry our tears, put our masks back on, so we can move and be and live in the world, to the best of our ability.” – Angela Miller

Make a Donation

There are 3 easy ways to donate:

  • Online donation (debit or credit cards)
    • Donate via PayPal:
  • Cheque or charity voucher made out to Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service, and posted to: JBCS, c/o Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus, 221 Golders Green Road, London, NW11 9DQ
  • You can call us directly to pay electronically, on 0208 951 3881